Membership Benefits

Who are we and what do we do?

We are women who share a commitment to the improvement of our community through voluntarism.  JLMC has been actively working to improve Monterey County for 64 years.  Our hands-on approach has enriched our community through the development of many local non-profit agencies, such as the Monterey County Youth Museum, Meals on Wheels, the Salinas Adult Day Care Center, and the Family Resource Center.

Recent league projects have included Fostering Youth Independence, a Foster Kids Outreach Program in partnership with the Monterey County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program, the Silent Witness Program, as well as the restoration and ongoing stewardship of the Old Whaling Station adobe and First Brick House.

In 2013, we established our Growing Up Gardens Project, now in 13 schools.  Growing Up Gardens addresses Monterey County’s childhood obesity crisis, in partnership  with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Kids Eat Right Program.  It is estimated that we have reached over 6,000 students and their families.

What are the benefits of membership?

As a member, you will:

  • Be empowered to improve our community through organized and effective teamwork
  • Develop leadership skills through formal and experiential training
  • Build lasting friendships
  • Share talents with a network of interested women
  • Become a part of an international association of nearly 200,000 women

How do I join?

New members are accepted every August/September into our New Member Training course. You will attend a New Member Training Course before you are eligible to be an Active JLMC member. You will experience the League through meetings, trainings, social activities, and volunteer opportunities.

Recruitment socials begin in May of each year with the New Member Training Course beginning in mid-September. Women 21 years of age and older are welcome to join. The deadline to join is October 1, 2018.

The New Member Training Course spans five evening sessions and one retreat designed to give new members the knowledge and skills required to feel confident and be a productive, contributing member on their first committee placements. As such, each New Member must be able to attend four of the five classes. New Members are also asked to plan and participate in their own event.

Fall 2018 New Member Classes will be held at a time and place to be announced prior to the start of the New Member Retreat.

If you are interested in joining our next New Member Training Course, please contact